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  • The man behind the legend | Dick Turpin

    The man behind the legend | Dick Turpin

    This month marks the 285th anniversary of the end of Dick Turpin’s reign of terror, so to celebrate we thought we would take a look at the life and crimes of Britain’s most famous highwayman and some of his contemporaries.

  • One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

    One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

    They’re one of the best loved Easter treats but where did the idea of hot cross buns come from? Did you know they were once banned? Or that it is believed that they were invented by a monk? Well, we’re here to tell you the history of hot cross buns and how to make your own this Easter.

  • Worst relationships in history

    History's worst love stories

    With Valentine’s Day having roots in Pagan tradition and with the day’s celebration of romance dating back to the Roman era, there are thousands of years of romance to explore throughout history.

  • Facts about Winston Churchill

    Facts about Winston Churchill

    January marks the anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, he lived to the age of 90, so managed to squeeze a lot in and was instrumental in keeping morale high during WWII, so test your knowledge of Britain’s most famous prime minster with these facts.

  • Ten famous Scots through history

    Ten famous Scots through history

    As part of our Burns Night celebrations, a traditional Scottish holiday to mark the life of Robert Burns, the author and poet behind Auld Lang Syne. It’s a day that is all about Scottish culture and traditions, full of haggis, neeps, tatties and traditional music and dress.

  • christmas dinner through history

    Christmas dinner through history

    Christmas traditions might vary from family to family, but you generally know what to expect from your dinner: big roast, usually turkey, followed by Christmas pudding and mince pies, but was this always the case?
    We’ve taken a trip through time to find out what Christmas dinner looked like throughout history.

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